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The Stylish Guide to Your First Apartment

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The Stylish Guide to Your First Apartment

Hey, girl, the time has finally come for your first apartment — congrats! While being granted your new set of keys is exciting (just don't lose them!), the list of essentials can be rather overwhelming. Making style the main priority (as always), we set out to prove that you can do it on a budget. Sticking with necessities — like plates that aren't paper — we found you ways to save without sacrificing style. And for the times when only the best will do? Well, we found those options too. Sure, welcome the hand-me-downs, but with a little savvy shopping and this guide, you can furnish your apartment with enough cash to spare for that security deposit.

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Sophie15305287 Sophie15305287 3 years
I like the save/spurge options - but don't forget the DIY's too! Those poufs could be easily crafted for a fraction of the cost. Plus IKEA do insanely cheap sleek/chic frames (RIBBA) too. H&M do really amazing homeware pieces too and there are usually two or three discount codes floating around. :)
Lisette-Mejia Lisette-Mejia 3 years
Love the different save/splurge options — aaand now I'm off to buy the "everything" tray!
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